Equity Considerations in Health Care: An Axiomatic Bargaining Approach

UPF Economics & Business Working Paper No. 479

38 Pages Posted: 22 Nov 2000

See all articles by Xavier Cuadras Morató

Xavier Cuadras Morató

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences

José Luis Pinto Prades

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences

José María Abellán Perpiñán

University of Murcia - Department of Applied Economics

Date Written: 2000

Abstract

The general issues of equity and efficiency are placed at the center of the analysis of resource allocation problems in health care. We examine them using axiomatic bargaining theory. We study different solutions that have been proposed and relate them to previous literature on health care allocation. In particular, we focus on the solutions based on axiomatic bargaining with claims and suggest that they may be particularly appealing as distributive criteria in health policy. Finally, we present the results of a survey that tries to elicit moral intuitions of people about resource allocation problems and their different solutions.

Keywords: QALYs, equity, claims, axiomatic bargaining, resource allocation

JEL Classification: I18

Suggested Citation

Cuadras Morató, Xavier and Pinto Prades, José Luis and Abellán Perpiñán, José María, Equity Considerations in Health Care: An Axiomatic Bargaining Approach (2000). UPF Economics & Business Working Paper No. 479, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=235669 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.235669

Xavier Cuadras Morató (Contact Author)

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José Luis Pinto Prades

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences ( email )

Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
Barcelona, 08005
Spain

José María Abellán Perpiñán

University of Murcia - Department of Applied Economics ( email )

3010 Murcia
Spain
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+34968363745 (Fax)

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